07 February - Thursday 21 December 2017
Venue: Ha'penny Inn
So, you think you're funny...it's time to test that confidence against the might of an audience filled with some of Dublin's most discerning comedy fans.
Tuesday nights at the Ha'penny Inn have been all about the Battle of the Axe since 1996, making it over 21 years old - although it's a bit like Peter Pan; it will never grow up.
It has been a launch pad for some of the country's most iconic masters of mirth and it remains one of the most friendly places for new would-be comedians to cut their teeth and perfect their jokes.
You can nurse a pint of the black stuff or cool your nerves with some water if you choose to run the gauntlet at an open mic slot, but if not, sit back, relax and have a giggle.
Offer a little support to the newbies sweating behind the ears or lose your sense of public decorum altogether as you roar laughing at a well-known circuit comic trying their new jokes on for size.
Either way, the craic will be mighty - and isn't that just what Dublin is about?